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grannyannie - Wednesday May 13, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Had a long lovely bike ride with hubby!  

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 4 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

After I got home from the gym hubby and I went for a bike ride on rural roads, stopping at a cafe for lunch, and later a pint of beer.  Total 20.5 miles. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  Cafe:  cheese sandwich and lentil soup
  • S:  pint of beer
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice
  • S:  pint of hubby's home brew
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  don't know

 

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/13/2015:
Nice !

grannyannie on 05/15/2015:
Proud of myself for peddling up those hills by standing like I do on a spin bike.


Umpqua on 05/14/2015:
That bike ride sounds awesome, I'm sure it was beautiful!

grannyannie on 05/15/2015:
It was gorgeous!



grannyannie - Tuesday May 12, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Back on track today.  

Workout at home (upper):

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12

Workout at home (lower):  

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 3 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich, fresh pineapple & strawberries
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  3 oatcakes
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1296

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/12/2015:
Good job. Annie

grannyannie on 05/12/2015:
Thanks!


Umpqua on 05/12/2015:
Kicking butt like a boss, I see! :D

grannyannie on 05/12/2015:
Cheers! So are you! :)


liza36 on 05/12/2015:
Good job getting back on track. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 05/13/2015:
Cheers!


OhioRaven on 05/12/2015:
That's my Granny !

grannyannie on 05/13/2015:
LOL. I'm old but not that old! :D



grannyannie - Monday May 11, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Oops, misbehaved again.  Had visitors this afternoon so I picked up some big chocolate chip cookies from the bakery after the gym.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  chicken sandwich, yogurt
  • S:  guests:  1 large chocolate chip cookie, several half pints of hubby's home brewed beer
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice  
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  more than it should have been

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 4 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps
 

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/11/2015:
Love the Oops lol. Have a good day.

grannyannie on 05/11/2015:
Cheers! :)


biscottibody59 on 05/11/2015:
Sounds like you had fun anyway!

grannyannie on 05/12/2015:
Enjoyed the visit!


OhioRaven on 05/12/2015:
Feed 'em porridge next time.

grannyannie on 05/12/2015:
I considered a bowl of fresh fruit.



grannyannie - Sunday May 10, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms in America, Canada, and Australia!

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  2 egg sandwich, yogurt, grapes, small banana
  • D:  veg chili & basmati rice, salad
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:   1339

Workout at home (lower):  

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 3 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/10/2015:
Happy Mom's day to you. Have a great day Annie

grannyannie on 05/10/2015:
Thanks! Same to you.


OhioRaven on 05/10/2015:
Looking Good, Annie.

grannyannie on 05/10/2015:
Cheers, OR. Back on track.


Maria7 on 05/10/2015:
Happy Mothers' Day to you, too. :-)

grannyannie on 05/11/2015:
Thanks.


horn_of_plenty on 05/10/2015:
Happy Mother's Day to u too :) great food choices too, I love oatmeal / oat bran too :)


Umpqua on 05/11/2015:
Do you celebrate the U.K. or U.S. Mother's Day? Or do you get to do both? In any case, I hope you had a nice weekend, your lunch and garden visit Saturday sound fabulous!

grannyannie on 05/11/2015:
My sons are in the US so I celebrate US. UK was in March.



grannyannie - Saturday May 09, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Scale back up but only about a pound.  I did my upper body dumbells routine then went on a bike ride with husband - 15 miles roundtrip.  We went to the botanic gardens and wandered around quite a long distance.  Then lunch at the cafe.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:   at Garden cafe:  warm whole grain baguette with thick slices of ham and melted white cheddar (and a bit of butter dripping out).  Salad.  I was stuffed!
  • D:  very small serving of veggie chili & basmati rice as I was still full
  • S:  probably oatcakes
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  Too many

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/09/2015:
Nice Ride.

grannyannie on 05/09/2015:
Lovely ride.



grannyannie - Friday May 08, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.6

Started the week out well by getting under 140.  But the last few days have not been great, but I'm not worried.  We stayed up all of last night to watch the UK election returns.  Of course there was snacking - mostly toast, oatcakes, almonds.  And tea, coffee, beer.   

Finally went to sleep for a short nap about 6:30 am.  So I'm tired and do not have the energy to do any workouts.  I didn't intend to stay up all night and thought I'd be at the gym this morning, but couldn't pull myself away from the tv.  

Not counting calories today but I'm keeping things under control.  

Progress as of today: 27.4 lbs lost so far, only 7.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/08/2015:
Get some rest today Annie.

grannyannie on 05/08/2015:
Still awake and had dinner. So might go to bed around 9.


Umpqua on 05/08/2015:
I'm sure it was a rough and frustrating night. I hope you get some rest today!

grannyannie on 05/08/2015:
Very rough and unbelievable! Haven't done anything requiring much energy. Load of laundry, heat up the curry and make the rice and salad. Good sleep tonight.


OhioRaven on 05/08/2015:
Coffee,Tea and Beer !?!

grannyannie on 05/08/2015:
Well, the polls closed at 10pm so I turned on the tv, made a cuppa tea. Later had a non-alcohol beer. Then husband got up from nap around 11 which is when I intended to go to bed, but changed my mind. Heard him go out to the garage where he brews beer, and had him bring me some. Felt tired so had a coffee. Later more beer, more snacks, more tea...... you get the idea.


OhioRaven on 05/08/2015:
YEP !


Maria7 on 05/08/2015:
I read about the UK elections. Looks like the Conservatives won with David Cameron going to stay... I hope that is good for everyone.

grannyannie on 05/08/2015:
No, it's only good if you are wealthy like Cameron is. It's a disaster


biscottibody59 on 05/08/2015:
I watched a debate a month or so ago and I catch a bit of "question time" on CSPAN here from time to time, and Ed Miliband impresses me, but I guess his politics just aren't what will win an election.

I wish our elections were as economical and short as they are in the UK. Bernie Sanders running will make things interesting if he's allowed to be involved in the high-profile debate process.

Good going on the 130s--you're proof that it works if you "work it."

grannyannie on 05/09/2015:
Thanks. I'll reply to the politics on your own diary.



grannyannie - Thursday May 07, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.6

Missed posting yesterday but went to the gym.  Felt due for more calories and did some snacking, but not too far overboard.  

Today I have a sinus headache but I'm sitting in my workout gear waiting for it to go away so I can do my muscle work.  

Calories will be under 1500.  

Progress as of today: 27.4 lbs lost so far, only 7.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/07/2015:
Hope you feel better, Annie. I know you'll get your workout in. Missed hearing from you yesterday. Cheers.

grannyannie on 05/07/2015:
Thanks OR. Didn't manage to work out. I think the sinus pills made me too tired. Tomorrow is another day.


Umpqua on 05/07/2015:
I've been getting the sinus headaches too, they're worst in the morning and clear up after I pop an allergy pill. Feel better xx

grannyannie on 05/07/2015:
I popped mine too late so took forever to work. If I take it at first sign of sinus pain, it stops it. I already take a daily antihistamine for allergy.


onceagain on 05/07/2015:
Sick but sitting in workout gear waiting to feel better to do the muscle work?!!! Well you are going to be the poster girl for determination and inspiration. I will be putting that entry up on my inspiration board. Thank you for that and feel better.

grannyannie on 05/07/2015:
Thanks! Yes, I try not to skip workouts. Like muscles and like stamina!


puddles on 05/07/2015:
I can so feel what you are going through. Good luck.

grannyannie on 05/07/2015:
Thanks Puddles!


biscottibody59 on 05/07/2015:
Have a good workout! Never had allergies myself--hope you have a good day anyway!

grannyannie on 05/07/2015:
No idea the cause of this sinus headache. Haven't had one for a while.


Maria7 on 05/07/2015:
Congrats on how well you are doing. :-) Hope you feel better.

grannyannie on 05/08/2015:
Thanks, Maria.



grannyannie - Tuesday May 05, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.6

Woohoo!  Under 140 or in the UK 10 stone.  

Schedule is off this week because of bank holiday yesterday and not wanting to go in later than normal to the gym.  So in today instead but cardio only.  Did muscle work yesterday and will do it again tomorrow. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous wrap, banana, strawberries, yogurt
  • D:  veg & chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad w/slivered almonds & walnut pieces
  • S:  2 oatcakes & low fat cheddar
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, Schweppes elderflower tonic water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1341

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
 

Progress as of today: 27.4 lbs lost so far, only 7.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/05/2015:
Congrats Annie Have a great week.

grannyannie on 05/05/2015:
Thanks. You too.


Umpqua on 05/05/2015:
Yay Annie, congratulations!

grannyannie on 05/05/2015:
Thanks! Seemed to take forever!


OhioRaven on 05/05/2015:
WooHoo !

grannyannie on 05/05/2015:
Cheers! :)



grannyannie - Monday May 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.4

It's a bank holiday in the UK and my gym isn't opening until 10am so I decided to skip it as I like to get there at 8:45, plus it will be very crowded.  I'll go to the gym tomorrow and just do cardio.  Doing my home worktous today.

Have a healthy week everybody!  

 Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous wrap, orange, yogurt
  • D:  veg & chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  hot choc & oatcake
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1288

Workout at home (upper):
  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12
Workout at home (lower):  
  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 3 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
 

Progress as of today: 26.6 lbs lost so far, only 8.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/04/2015:
Wishing you also a great week Annie

grannyannie on 05/04/2015:
Thanks


Umpqua on 05/04/2015:
Good plan for the day, Annie, enjoy!

grannyannie on 05/04/2015:
Will do. Thanks.


OhioRaven on 05/04/2015:
That's a lot of dumb bells.

grannyannie on 05/04/2015:
LOL! Aye it is!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/04/2015:
food sounds so healthy & yummy....reading everyones good food choices makes me regret my decision to binge...at least it wasn't over 3000 calories. LOL.



grannyannie - Sunday May 03, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.4

Rest day (except for housework).  Scale going down!

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous wrap, strawberries, orange, yogurt
  • D:  veg & chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  2 oatcakes
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1301

Progress as of today: 26.6 lbs lost so far, only 8.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/03/2015:
Congrats enjoy your rest day.

grannyannie on 05/03/2015:
Thanks, same to you.


OhioRaven on 05/03/2015:
Hi, Annie.

grannyannie on 05/03/2015:
Hi OR!



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